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Teemu Tainio

Teemu Tainio
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Midfielder
  • 5' 9"
  • 157 lbs.
  • 11-27-1979

Tainio can play any position in the midfield and has even spent some time at right back, but is best known for his play as a defensive midfielder.  The Finland International’s versatility and experience at the top level of soccer in some of Europe’s best leagues, including the English Premier League and Dutch Eredivisie, will be valuable to the Red Bulls in 2011.

Professional:

2010-11: Started one game with Ajax and came on as a substitute in three others.

2009-10: Suffered a calf injury and was loaned to Birmingham City after scoring a goal in his only and final appearance for Sunderland.  Played only six matches with Birmingham.

2008-09: Played in 22 matches with Sunderland.

2007-08: Appeared in 21 matches over three competitions, winning the Football League Cup.

2006-07: Made 20 starts and scored two goals in the Premier League and appeared in 32 matches across four competitions for Spurs.

2005-06: Transferred to Tottenham Hotspur, making 24 Premier League appearances and one in the English FA Cup.  Scored a goal and added four assists, all in league play.

1997-05: Spent eight years with French Ligue 1 club AJ Auxerre, making 150 appearances and scoring 14 goals in league play, including a career-high four in all competitions during the 2003-04 season.  Won the Coupe de France twice and played seven matches in the UEFA Champions League in 2002-03.  Also scored two goals in 11 UEFA Cup matches from 2002-05.

1996-97: Began his senior career with FC Haka in the Veikkausliiga, Finland’s premier division, scoring four goals in just 20 appearances. Played in the first team with hometown club TP-47 in Finland’s third division at just 14 years old.

International:

Debuted with Finland at the age of 18 on February 5, 1998, against Cyprus. Has scored six goals and earned 51 caps over the past decade.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2012 New York Red Bulls 14 9 0 782 1 4 0 11 0 2 0
2011 New York Red Bulls 28 28 0 2407 2 27 4 45 0 7 1
Career Totals 42 37 0 3189 3 31 4 56 0 9 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 180 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 14 9 0 782 1 4 0 11 0 2 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 3 3 0 196 0 1 0 7 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 28 28 0 2407 2 27 4 45 0 7 1
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2012 NY @ PHI W 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 TOR @ NY W 1-4 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 NY @ NE T 1-1 Started 79 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY L 2-0 Started 74 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY W 1-3 Subbed On 30 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/29/2012 NY @ DC T 2-2 Started 75 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
8/26/2012 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/19/2012 POR @ NY W 2-3 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2012 HOU @ NY W 0-2 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/3/2012 NY @ HOU L 0-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/28/2012 NY @ MTL L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 PHI @ NY W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 CHI @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2012 SEA @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 NY @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 NY @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/24/2012 DC @ NY W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 NY @ VAN T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2012 NY @ CHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CHV @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 NY @ MTL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/13/2012 NY @ PHI W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/9/2012 HOU @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 NE @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2012 NY @ DC L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 SJ @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 MTL @ NY W 2-5 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/25/2012 COL @ NY W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 NY @ RSL L 0-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/11/2012 NY @ DAL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 0
10/20/2011 PHI @ NY W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
10/15/2011 NY @ KC L 0-2 Started 83 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/4/2011 LA @ NY W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
10/1/2011 NY @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 POR @ NY W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/21/2011 RSL @ NY L 3-1 Started 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 NY @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/10/2011 VAN @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 NY @ NE T 2-2 Started 69 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
8/13/2011 CHI @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
8/6/2011 NY @ RSL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 DAL @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 NY @ COL L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 NY @ CHV T 0-0 Started 84 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
7/9/2011 DC @ NY L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 TOR @ NY W 0-5 Started 80 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
7/2/2011 NY @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 0
6/26/2011 NY @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 3 1 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA L 2-4 Started 89 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0
6/19/2011 NY @ POR T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
6/10/2011 NE @ NY W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
6/4/2011 CLB @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/28/2011 NY @ VAN T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
5/25/2011 COL @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
5/15/2011 CHV @ NY L 3-2 Started 71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 NY @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 KC @ NY W 0-1 Started 45 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
4/21/2011 NY @ DC W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SJ @ NY W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
4/9/2011 NY @ PHI L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/2/2011 HOU @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/26/2011 NY @ CLB T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY W 0-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves